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Illinois per capita state tax burden holds steady

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Illinois ranks right in the middle of the nationwide pack when it comes to the per capita tax rate its citizens paid in 2009, according to the Federation of Tax Administrators.

Illinois ranked 27th in state per capita taxes in 2009, dropping one slot from 26th in 2008.

Overall, state tax revenue was $29,268,000 in 2009, down from $31,891,000 in 2008.

The per capita tax burden stood at $2,267 in 2009. That’s $205 less per capita than in 2008.

Illinois taxpayers paid a lower percentage of their personal income to the state in 2009, 5.4% compared to 6.1% in 2008.

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